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The Aviator Experience

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Out of this world!

Absolutely breathtaking, high adrenaline, out of this world experience. a must do in Mount... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NZSnooksy
Awesome adventure!!!!

As a commercial airline pilot, I can say with complete honesty, this experience was as real as you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
X6530FJmattw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely breathtaking, high adrenaline, out of this world experience. a must do in Mount Maunganui. You have to have a go!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NZSnooksy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a commercial airline pilot, I can say with complete honesty, this experience was as real as you could get....it had me sweating in the seat! Cannot wait to get back and do it again, and again after that. Craig is a great guy, very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have just been to the big boys toys in Auckland and had the experience. Wow Craig has done a fantastic job and the experience is real with sounds to boot. Thanks will do again for sure

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David L
AviatorExp, Owner at The Aviator Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI Dave, Thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed it. Expect us in Auckland with our own store in 2019 with bigger and better. Regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a group as a Father & Son activity, travelled all the way from Auckland and happy to say we had a blast! The Staff had a wealth of knowledge about all the craft & were side by side with us offering tips &...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AzzaOnTour
AviatorExp, Owner at The Aviator Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Azza, so glad your group enjoyed themselves. We will be in Auckland with our own store in 2019 so watch this space.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience- could have been real. Lucky no-one was recording cos I certainly let out a few yelps! Managed a couple of spins as well. Well worth the money and a great experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Delissomo
AviatorExp, Owner at The Aviator Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Watch this space for 2019 :)

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing time flying a variety of planes, so realistic is was scary at points looking around while flying. At one stage I was searching around for the Red Baron on my tail in dogfight mode and got shot out of the sky and had to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Passenger57770678836
AviatorExp, Owner at The Aviator Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awesome, thank you. So glad you enjoyed it. Have the mighty F14 coming soon with both front and back seat working in the same aircraft (you can be Maverick or Goose).

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect when first arriving as this is such a new emerging industry of Virtual Reality, safe to say I left feeling inspired and confident Tauranga now has some next level entertainment locations! The time and attention to detail is amazing!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sightseer29929590428
AviatorExp, Owner at The Aviator Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, appreciate the kind words.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

I am a professional Airline Pilot and fly regularly, but the experience of flying a fast jet on a low level mission was simply amazing. The details in the cockpit along with the HD terrain map all in 3D made you feel like you are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Journey30883301570
AviatorExp, Owner at The Aviator Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Interestingly, it can only get better as time goes on as well. Imagine what the next 5 years will show us. :)

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

The experience is just as exhilarating as real life! When you arrive you are transported to another world as the highly detailed and beautiful facilities make you feel like you’re on an aircraft carrier or airforce barracks. You get suited up in real pilot suits...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lawrence R
AviatorExp, Owner at The Aviator Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow - thank you for your review. Appreciate the time you took to write it. Thank you.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

I often take my family here as Craig is so welcoming and engaging that he adds so much value to the whole experience. All of the VR simulators are of the highest quality which makes the flying all that much more enjoyable. The new full...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Climber22462542893
AviatorExp, Owner at The Aviator Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much, so glad the family enjoy it.

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